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March 9, 2013 4:40:39 AM

Hello fellow members! As you can see, I am building another desktop but I have no idea how much power I need to run it.

The specs are

Case: Rosewill THOR V.2 ATX Full-tower
CPU: i5 3570k (Will not be overclocked)
GPU: GTX 670 FTW 02G-P4-2678-KR (Will not be overclocked)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8gb 1866mhz (2x4) (Will not be overclocked)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1tb 7200rpm 64mb cache
SSD: OCz Vector 256gb
PSU: ???
OS: Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
DVD Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST

All I need now is your help on how much PSU power I need for this new build, Thank you for your help.

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March 9, 2013 4:46:09 AM

500w.

Get a unit from ANtec, XFX, Corsair, or Seasonic.

The xfx 550w unit is what I would recommend.
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March 9, 2013 4:53:14 AM

tiny voices said:
500w.

Get a unit from ANtec, XFX, Corsair, or Seasonic.

The xfx 550w unit is what I would recommend.


Thank you for the recommendation but I would just like to ask if it is worth paying more for the "Gold Certified" PSU (Which costs about $80 to $100+)
or should I stick to the PSU that are stated to be "Bronze certified" or isn't stated about being certified, which is quite cheaper? I am very concerned about quality and to be honest, I am paranoid about buying lousy parts.

Thanks again for the help :) 
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March 9, 2013 4:56:10 AM

Anything from the companies I listed will be perfectly fine. They are top of the line.

Never buy anything that isn't at least bronze certified.
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March 9, 2013 4:57:10 AM

Best answer selected by dubbstepp.
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March 9, 2013 4:58:19 AM

tiny voices said:
Anything from the companies I listed will be perfectly fine. They are top of the line.

Never buy anything that isn't at least bronze certified.


Okay now I can pick my PSU, Thank you for the help bro :D 

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March 9, 2013 4:58:41 AM

Always glad to be able to help.
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